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Storm Sewer Upgrade works to commence - Main Street Ballykelly

12 June 2019 16:53

NI Water is investing approximately £900,000 to upgrade the existing storm sewerage system in Main Street, Ballykelly. This project is being undertaken to address historical flooding issues in the area, and reduce the risk of ‘out of sewer’ flooding and environmental pollution during periods of heavy rain.

Works will commence on Saturday 22 June and continue until the end of August, and to allow the works to be completed within this tight timescale it will be necessary to work 7 days a week, with extended works hours from 7am to 11pm.

This work will involve laying approximately 400m of storm sewer and associated manholes, as well as the connection of existing road gullies to the new sewer.

NI Water has liaised closely with residents, businesses and local Elected Representatives in advance of the commencement of these works.

The Traffic Management arrangements have been discussed in detail with the Department for Infrastructure to try to minimise the impact of these works on residents, businesses and road users as far as is possible. Works have been programmed to be completed during the summer months when traffic flows are lightest.

However, as with all works of this nature, some level of disruption should be expected. In order for the works to be undertaken safely, it is necessary to have a temporary lane closure. Work will be undertaken in 6 Phases, progressing along the Main Street as each phase is completed and reinstated. Traffic flows through Ballykelly Village will be maintained throughout with the use of temporary traffic controls. Significant traffic delays are expected during these works, please allow extra time for your journey, or if possible take an alternative route.

All businesses in Ballykelly remain open for business as usual throughout these works.

NI Water will continue to work closely with the Department for Infrastructure and other key stakeholders throughout this programme of major works, to reduce disruption.

NI Water would like to thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation while we undertake these essential works; we will endeavour to ensure that all works are completed as soon as practically possible. 


For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email

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